British playwright Arnold Wesker died

Posted on:15 Apr 2016 09:52:42

British playwright Arnold Wesker died
15 April 2016 Current Affairs:

Renowned British playwright Arnold Wesker was died on 14 April 2016 with Parkinson's disease. He was 83.He wrote more than 40 plays that were translated into 18 languages, first gained prominence with a trilogy about the lives of Jewish socialist intellectuals: Chicken Soup with Barley (1958), Roots (1959) and I’m Talking about Jerusalem (1960).He was known as one of the angry young men of the British stage in the 1950s, the others writers who got that tag were Osborne and Brendan Behan.His other well-known plays include Chips with Everything, based on his service in the RAF, and The Kitchen, which draws on his days as a pastry cook.They were stories of ordinary people and real life. And he loved telling them well.He was born on 24 May 1932 and worked as bookseller's assistant, farm laborer, kitchen porter and pastry cook, as well as service in the Royal Air Force in 1950-52.




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